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Thames Warehouses

Colby College Museum of Art, Maine
Accession no: 2013.438
State: 1/5

Collection credit:The Lunder Collection, Colby College Museum of Art  
Image credit:Photo © Colby College Museum of Art  
Provenance:Fine Art Society, London; bought by Peter Lunder, 8 July 2004; given by Peter and Paula Lunder to Colby College, Waterville, ME, 2007.  
Additional acq. no:045.2004  


Paper size:206 x 342 mm  
Plate mark size:76 x 203 mm  
Other size:75 x 204 mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:tan  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):chine  
Note on the paper:Mounted on thick cream wove.  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:pen and brown ink (buildings left edge; hull and shadow of foreground boat; but added at right; possible traces of black chalk in sky?)  
Print tone:clean wiped  
Note on foul biting:texturing and ? Aquatint around and on the boats; roulette work.  
Print note:  


Whistler's sign on plate:'Whistler.'  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:'1859.' and, on buildings, 'FREDK [superscript 'K'] VINK & Co [superscript 'o'] / ROPE & SAIL MAKERS', 'SMITH & SON. / HERMITAGE COAL WHARF', 'HO[A]RES WHARF'  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:no  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:  
Collector's mark:no  
Dealers' stock nos:no  
Misc inscriptions by others:'5 x 10 / 12 3/4 x 17 3/4 / A. Josephson / S. M. Wills & Co. / 54 Broadway' on recto  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.